Family Practice and Redicare Doctors

Family Practice & Redicare

The experienced family care professionals at Family Practice and Redicare specialize in care for your entire family. Our practice also is a certified walk-in clinic for when unexpected health concerns arise.

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Phone: 517-999-4500
Location: ERMC Main Entrance

Learn more about our weekly immunization clinic here

Our Providers

Lowell Fernander, MD
Lowell Fernander, MD
Internal Medicine
Family Practice & Redicare
Kerry Bartley, NP
Kerry Bartley, FNP-BC

Anne Khol, NP
Anne Khol, ND, FNP-BC

Family Practice
Lauren Cartwright PA-C
Lauren Cartwright PA-C

Family Practice & Redicare
Elizabeth Gurecki, PA-C
Elizabeth Gurecki, PA-C

Family Practice & Redicare
Nichole VanElls, NP-C
Nichole VanElls, ANP-C, FNP-C

Family Practice & Redicare
Jessica McMahon, LMSW
Jessica McMahon, LMSW

Family Practice

Our Services

  • ✓ Comprehensive Programs for
        Diabetes, COPD and CHF
  • ✓ Prenatal and Postnatal Care
  • ✓ Mental and Behavioral Health
  • ✓ Pediatric Well Exams
  • ✓ Sports Physicals
  • ✓ Immunizations & More

Note: If a Redicare patient is evaluated and their condition is determined to be beyond the capabilities of this department, they will be referred to an Emergency Department.

Examples of Redicare vs Emergency Care Conditions

Eaton Rapids Medical Center Emergency Care Image Map

Redicare: Children over 6 months of age.
Emergency: Children under 6 months of age and children 6 months to 5 years of age with fever >103 degrees.

PLEASE NOTE: Services rendered at ERMC Family Practice & Redicare are billed as an office visit, regardless of whether you have a scheduled appointment time or you are seen as a walk-in patient. Services rendered are NOT billed as an Urgent Care visit. If we are not your assigned primary care physician (PCP), your visit today may require an authorization from your PCP to be seen here and/or you may have a higher copay/deductible applied by your insurance, depending on your benefits. Please check with your insurance company prior to being seen to verify your current coverage for services rendered in the physician office setting (Rural Health Clinic).

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between Emergency Care and Redicare?
Redicare can offer minor treatment when your family physician is not available. Emergency Department visits are classified as potential serious illnesses or injuries such as chest pain, displaced bone fractures, seizure activity, loss of consciousness and uncontrollable bleeding.

How much is a Redicare visit?
Family Practice & Redicare co-pays are equivalent to a doctor's office visit, which is generally less expensive than urgent care and emergency care co-pays. Any additional charges resulting from tests and procedures will be billed to your insurance company first.

Please Note: Every patient that visits our Emergency Department, regardless of diagnosis, will be charged Emergency Department fees.

What is the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP)?
ERMC Family Practice participates in the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. This program allows women who meet age, income and insurance guidelines the opportunity to have a pap test, pelvic exam, and a mammogram screening. By participating in this program, ERMC Family is able to offer health care maintenance options to women who otherwise might not have these tests completed due to budget restrictions.